April 1 to 15, 2023

New Cool Collective

Standing still is not an option when you hear the swinging jazz, dance, Latin, salsa and afrobeat of New Cool Collective. They will prove this once again on Saturday, April 15 in Venlo. 

It all begins in 1993 at Amsterdam's Soul Kitchen, where Benjamin Herman and DJ Graham B take the stage together. It is a unique combination that soon leads to the eight-member New Cool Collective. Over the years, the group played on stages of the hippest clubs and festivals worldwide and worked with Tony Allen, Mapacha Africa, Andrew Roachford, Jules Deelder, Typhoon, Guus Meeuwis, Matt Bianco and Thierno K, among others. 

Meanwhile, New Cool Collective has been a household name in the Dutch musical landscape for more than 25 years. In 2018, the band celebrated its anniversary with album 'Dansé Dansé' with which the group returned to where it all began; the dance floor. In 2021, their latest album 'Yunikon' was released, an equally danceable album that we will hear a lot of during the concert. Prepare yourselves in advance because the feet will be off the floor!

Benjamin Herman: saxophone
Rory Ronde: guitar
Joost Kroon: drums
Frank van Dok: percussion
Jos de Haas: percussion
Willem Friede: keyboard player
Leslie Lopez: bass
David Rockefeller: trumpet